Just days after “Gangnam Style” passed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” to claim the spot as the most watched YouTube video of all time, the beyond-viral video has a new star — you. JibJab.com, purveyors of political humor and dancing holiday elves, have taken the global phenomenon to it’s apex, allowing anyone to insert their heads in a minute-long rendition of the “Gangnam Style” music video for free.
JibJab’s “Gangnam Style” video was in a public Facebook post by JibJab co-founder and CEO Gregg Spiridellis yesterday, in which he cited “relentless” requests for the song and said the animations were “produced in record time.” In a statement to ABC News, Spridellis said “‘Gangnam Style’ is a global sensation and we’re thrilled to be working with PSY and his team to allow JibJab users to put themselves, family and friends into his amazing video.”
JibJab has made a few waves this year with products of all shapes and sizes. The site has partnered with Amazon to offer video gift cards. It launched StoryBots.com, an interactive children’s site, and this month released an interactive dancing elf “machine” that can star up to twenty people.
I took the “Gangnam Style” video for a spin myself. You can watch my PSY-inspired moves below and make one for yourself here.